Tesla unveils 691hp AWD Model S P85D, with all wheel drive, autopilot and new driver assist system. Watch the video…
Electric car giant Tesla just unveiled a new two-engine vehicle based on model S, featuring four-wheel drive and anti-collision technology and much more power.
The new all-wheel drive system features a dual electric motor configuration with 221 hp at the front and 470 hp in the back.
The Model S sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in a just 3.2 seconds!
Conventional all wheel drive vehicles distribute power to the wheels from a single engine driving a complex mechanical transmission system. By contrast, Dual Motor Model S, which comes with either the 60 kWh or 85 kWh battery, has a motor on each axle, digitally and independently controlling torque to the front and rear wheels. The result is unparalleled control of traction, with instantaneous response to the motors giving drivers precisely controlled performance in all conditions. With its digital torque controls and low center of gravity, Dual Motor Model S has the most capable road holding and handling of any vehicle ever produced.
The launch of Dual Motor Model S coincides with the introduction of a standard hardware package that will enable autopilot functionality. Every single Model S now rolling out of the factory includes a forward radar, 12 long range ultrasonic sensors positioned to sense 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, a forward looking camera, and a high precision, digitally controlled electric assist braking system.
Building on this hardware with future software releases, we will deliver a range of active safety features, using digital control of motors, brakes, and steering to avoid collisions from the front, sides, or from leaving the road.
Model S will be able to steer to stay within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by reading road signs and using active, traffic aware cruise control. It will take several months for all Autopilot features to be completed and uploaded to the cars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Model S and Autopilot.